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The GUMC Center on Global Health and ____ has selected Dr. Charles B. Holmes as co-director.

Dr. Charles Holmes Selected to Co-Lead Global Health Center

Dr. Charles B. Holmes will serve as co-director of Georgetown’s Center for Global Health and Quality, an internationally focused center for health care research, the Georgetown University Medical Center announced Oct. 3. Holmes will serve alongside fellow faculty co-director Dr. Mark Dybul, whose appointment was announced in June. Launched in June[Read More…]

by October 19, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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GUMC researchers have developed a new method for autism spectrum disorder screening,

GUMC Proposes New Autism Screening Method

A new method for autism spectrum disorder screening in children of Latinx families, developed by Georgetown University Medical Center autism specialists, was presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research in San Francisco from May 10 to 13. The new screening method includes conducting interviews with families of children who[Read More…]

by May 19, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Med Center Studies Sesame Street, Autism

Researchers at the Georgetown University Medical Center’s Center for Child and Human Development presented the preliminary results of a study to assess the impact and effectiveness of a Sesame Workshop initiative for children with autism Tuesday. The initiative Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children tells the story[Read More…]

by April 7, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Medical Center Evaluates Sesame Street and Autism

Medical Center Evaluates Sesame Street and Autism

The results of a collaborative study between the Children’s National Health System and a researcher at the Georgetown University Medical Center, focused on evaluating the effectiveness of an initiative on autism in the children’s show Sesame Street, will be released Wednesday. Bruno Anthony, the deputy director of the Georgetown Center[Read More…]

by April 4, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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GUMC researchers have developed a new method for autism spectrum disorder screening,

Med Center Trials to Focus on Neurologic Diseases

Georgetown University Medical Center has begun two trials to test a cancer drug’s ability to modify the progression of Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease, potentially creating the first drug to successfully combat these two diseases. Nilotinib is currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a drug treatment[Read More…]

by March 21, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Georgetown University Medical Center to Conduct Study on Fertility App

Georgetown University Medical Center to Conduct Study on Fertility App

The Georgetown University Medical Center’s Institute for Reproductive Health partnered with Cycle Technologies to conduct a yearlong study in real time, the first of its kind, on a fertility tracking smartphone app to determine its effectiveness and accuracy in determining a woman’s chance for pregnancy, announced Feb. 7. The app,[Read More…]

by February 24, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Federal Funding for Georgetown Research Declines

Georgetown University and Georgetown University Medical Center saw a slight decline in federal funding for the fiscal year 2016 from fiscal year 2015. The Medical Center received $76.68 million in federal funding, a decrease from 2015. Researchers on the main campus received less money as well. Together, the National Institutes[Read More…]

by February 7, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Georgetown University Researchers Return from Antarctica

Georgetown University Researchers Return from Antarctica

The first research team Georgetown sent to Antarctica returned Dec. 23 from a trip, marking them the first ever research team to bring next generation DNA sequencing technology to the continent. The purpose of the mission — to look for signs of life in extreme temperatures — helped support their[Read More…]

by February 3, 2017 3 comments City News, News, News - Top
GUMC and GULC Form Health Justice Alliance

GUMC and GULC Form Health Justice Alliance

The Georgetown University Medical Center and the Georgetown University Law Center launched the Health Justice Alliance, an educational and training partnership, to increase access to medical care and legal services for low-income Washington, D.C. residents on Nov. 22. The alliance joins students from the two schools, as well as faculty,[Read More…]

by December 2, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) passed a package of legislation targeting tobacco use in the District this week.

GUMC Report Finds Cigarette Packaging Linked to Mortality

The use of graphic anti-smoking labels could drastically reduce the smoking mortality rate over the coming decades, according to a Georgetown University Medical Center study published Nov. 3 in the international peer-review journal Tobacco Control. The investigation is the first one ever to estimate the effects of pictorial warnings on[Read More…]

by November 18, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top